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1  Kindle cover in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by GottaJibboo on: April 29, 2012 08:21:14 PM
I wanted a protective cover for my new Kindle, but I wanted it to feel like a real book. I found a pattern I liked at a local quilt shop. http://www.amazon.com/Atkinson-Reader-Kindle-Sewing-Pattern/dp/B0051WBQDC I knew I would have to alter it a little because I have a Kindle Touch and there are not as many buttons on the bottom front. The pattern was really easy to follow and it went together quickly.


The main fabric is light blue with brightly colored flowers. The flowers have brown centers, so I used brown as the contrasting color in the binding. The pink tassel is the lining fabric.


The pattern called for either an elastic band or Velcro as the closure. I figured that either of these options may wear out. I altered this to use a magnetic closure. (I checked and the magnet will not damage the Kindle)


The lining is a calico pink with flowers. There are pockets on the left - the upper one fits the M-Edge light.


I had to alter the pattern so that the pocket on the bottom to be shorter in height. I really like that there is access for the charger and the power button. The top was supposed to be secured with elastic, but again, I was worried that elastic may wear out and get nasty. I had extra pocket fabric left over, so I used that to create two pockets on the top. I know my binding looks bad. I'm just too lazy to do binding by hand.


The cover splayed open.

I'm pretty happy with this! It's really well padded and I feel like it will be protected in my bag.  Cheesy
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2  Percussion Mallet Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by GottaJibboo on: July 16, 2009 08:13:04 AM
I am currently pursuing my masters degree in music education.  My percussion instructor asked me to replace the bag that they currently used for bass drum beaters, and I was up to the challenge.  I would definitely do some things differently, and my machine is making it clear that it needs to be replaced, but I am overall pleased.

Please forgive the quality of the pictures--my camera batteries were dying and the lens wouldn't focus...

Here is Julio, the percussion department assistant.  He is very sad that the beaters keep falling out of the old bag:



But I made Julio so happy with a new bag!



Here is how it looks inside:



All buckled up:



The college's logo, which I put on using dark inkjet transfers:



It was a fun project, and much less expensive than the ones you can buy.
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3  Vader's hoodie in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by GottaJibboo on: November 15, 2008 02:31:44 PM
We took 3-year-old Vader in when a coworker was going to put him to sleep.  She was always talking about how vicious he was.  The problem was that they kept him in the basement and abused him, so he would growl or snap back.  He wasn't trained at all.  We knew he just needed stability,training, and love, so we took him in to join our two girls about a year ago.  We never intended for him to become one of ours, but that we would rehabilitate him and find a loving home for him.  We have been successful and this very sweet boy who loves to play with dogs and people will be going to a new mom in a week!

He has very short hair and I was worried about him out in the cold, so I decided to make him a fleece hoodie.  I carefully chose colors that would go with his beautiful brindle coloring.  The hoodie is reversable.  The hood is a little awkward, as a dog's head is much different from a human's, and that is what I based the hood on...  He will, however, be good and toasty when his new mom is walking him in the cold Chicago weather.

The pictures:



The reverse side:

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4  Sunshine's fleece in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by GottaJibboo on: November 15, 2008 02:20:07 PM
So a month or so ago I posted Ebby's reversable fleece:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=272153.0

Here is the fleece I made for Sunshine the same day, but never posted.  It fits her better than Ebby's.




By the way, Sunshine used to weigh 125 pounds, but we changed her diet to an all natural grain and corn free fish food because she was getting urinary tract infections.  She is now a very happy and stealth playful 6 year old who weighs 85 pounds and the infections have improved quite a bit!

Enjoy my cute big girl.
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5  Doggie Fleece - My first post in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by GottaJibboo on: October 05, 2008 02:12:28 PM
I've had this fleece for quite a while, but haven't done anything with it.  Since it's been getting colder and I've been walking my girls at 4 am, I decided to make them little doggie "jackets."  It's my first attempt at something a) for a dog, and b) without a pattern.

It is reversible in periwinkle and lime fleece.  It was super easy and pretty brainless.

The first model is Ebony, the second is Sunshine.  Neither of them likes the camera.




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